Environmental Impact Assessment: Theory and Practice

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Table 1.1 Content of an EIS for US federal proposals as required by CEQ page7
Table 1.2 Example of a list of projects for mandatory EIA 10
Table 1.3 Checklist of impact categories for land development projects 11
Table 1.4 Use of EIA methods in four federal agencies 16
Table 2.1 Critical decision stages in project planning and associated responsibilities 43
Table 4.1 Uncertainty and its reduction in different elements of the EIA process 66
Table 4.2 Objectives and description of techniques for handling uncertainty in model development 72
Table 4.3 Approaches for handling uncertainty in input data 73
Table 4.4 Approaches for handling uncertainty in prediction 74
Table 4.5 An example of a commitment package 82
Table 6.1 Types of land-use plan 101
Table 6.2 Characteristic features of different stages in the physical planning process 102
Table 6.3 Requirements of an EIA system 103
Table 6.4 Current situation relating to the EIA of plans 106
Table 6.5 A classification system for EIA methods for plans 108
Table 7.1 Number of impact predictions for four major developments in the UK 124
Table 7.2 Accuracy of the predictions of impacts from four major developments in the UK 125
Table 8.1 Applications of EIA evaluations 133
Table 8.2 A typology of EIA process evaluation 133
Table 8.3 A decision protocol to promote learning from experience 135
Table 9.1 Personnel-training needs matrix 144
Table 9.2 Basic features of an EIA system 145
Table 9.3 Estimates of number of personnel likely to be involved in EIA activities 146
Table 9.4 Major activities and types of personnel involved in the EIA process 147
Table 9.5 A classification of EIA tasks and associated methods 149
Table 9.6 A classification of assessment methods 150
Table 9.7 Personnel-training provision matrix 150
Table 9.8 Main types of EIA training provision 151

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